Is It Good For Me?

“Is it good for me?” A while back, my hubby and I were watching a TV show called “The Voice”. One of the stars was Alicia Keys, and she was bantering with Blake Sheldon, one of the other stars; (think of him like the annoying big brother that likes to pester...

Have You Filled A Bucket Today?

January. Brrrr. Here we are in the month of ice, of cold temperatures, short days with little sunshine, with wind-chill factors, and joy. Yes, I said joy!Wouldn’t you like to get joy in your life? I discovered how to do that when I recently visited a kindergarten...

Observing during the Holiday Season

It is the holiday season; a time for laughter, for visiting, for reminiscing. If you haven’t seen Mom and Dad for a while, it is also a time for observing. You might intend to fly in on a whirlwind trip, plan all kinds of activities with them, take them out to a show...

Family Pledge

There is no place like home. It is the reason we all get together over the holidays. Can you smell the traditional foods? Whether it is turkey and sage dressing, pumpkin pie, fried potato pancakes, Christmas cookies or stollen,… can you smell it now?Just thinking...

Ballad for Mom and Dad

Dear Jean, you had a beautiful ballad many years ago about a mom making a move. My family needs to hear it now that we are going through this. Can you print it again? Absolutely. Here you go. It goes to the tune of On Top of Old Smokey. On top of my table, all covered...

Agree Ahead of Time

Here is a follow-up to the last column and some feedback from readers: Dear Jean, I’ve always enjoyed your column but today when you were telling minimalist kids to take their parents’ stuff as a favor to the parents, I had to disagree with your advice. I only want my...